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Chinatown (Nankinmachi)

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Address: Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture

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I have visited this China Town 4 months ago .When I stayed Kobe I feel very inconvenient to talk with any Japanese due to language obstacle ,I found all of them no speak English... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 10, 2015
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Ashiya, Japan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Travellers - both domestic and international - flock to this busy, colourful are that pulses with life at any hour of the day. There are so many good restaurants that it is difficult to make a choice.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

I have visited this China Town 4 months ago .When I stayed Kobe I feel very inconvenient to talk with any Japanese due to language obstacle ,I found all of them no speak English ,it's a real frustration for us .Both I and my wife no speak Japanese you know. We walk to the beautiful and clean street depend the... More 

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Makati, Philippines
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95 attraction reviews
389 helpful votes 389 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Worth checking out if happen to be nearby. I found it to be a bit small compared to the other Chinatowns that I'm used to. Colorful with some interesting places to eat.

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Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

It is not necessarily a Chinatown. Actually, it is more like a collection of Chinese Restaurants in a Japanese street with lots of Chinese decorations. Anyway, the food was pretty nice. So, If you would like to have some Chinese food you can stop by.

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Suwon, South Korea
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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Red and golden color covered street in Kobe. We stayed in Okura Kobe hotel, we walked from hotel to China town and continued to motomachi shopping street and reached to Sogo department store of Sannomiya station. It's good distance to enjoy this area. Nankinmachi street is full of Chinese style restaurants. Good to try some simple dumplings or fries.

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chicago
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

I'll start by saying that I've been to quite a few Chinatowns in the States: Chicago, where I grew up, New York, San Fran, and Yokohama. That being said, I wouldn't visit if I'm not interested in Chinese food, grew up with access to a Chinatown, or if it's not Chinese New Year's. There's also a shopping arcade nearby, though... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Don't buy the first thing you see, walk atleast a lap down town and check out all the stores before buying. The food in the centre of Chinatown are better than most at the start of the street, most of the stores serves the same type of foods so keep an eye out for the lines.

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Takarazuka, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

三宮から徒歩圏内の中華街(南京町)毎年旧暦のお正月には春節祭が行われステージがあったり迎春餐があったりと楽しめます。もちろん普段でも中国語が飛び交って異国情緒満点!!横浜中華街よりは小規模ですが、コンパクトにまとまっているので観光しやすいです 有名店から屋台まで色々味わえますし、中華食材・中華小物も揃っているのでお買い物も楽しめます。 KOBE( ChinaTown )NANKIN MACHI There are 100 different shops.Chinese food stands,restaurant and fancy goods shops.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Didn't like how narrow the streets were because it was very crowded. I loved how colorful it was, and how many different shops there were to browse in.

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Autin Texas USA
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10 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Going there so often for years , my favorite periode of the year to visit china town in kobe is during chinese new year in February . Although very crowded but Tunis guaranted, too many events and festivities are taking place even on the Open air at the main square . It features so many exotic authentic Chinese restaurants in... More 

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